* STOXX hits new peak, up 0.2%
* Strong results provide support
* Eyes on BoE meeting
* U.S. futures inch up
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A batch of strong results lifted European stocks, which hit
record highs everyday this week, putting the pan-European index
on track for its best week in three months.
The STOXX 600 is up 0.2% with tech and industrials
indexes leading the pack up 0.8% each.
Nivea maker Beiersdorf offers a ‘handsome’ beat,
with shares set for their best day in 9 months, while Siemens
shares are up 4% after the company raises profit
guidance and CEO says the engineering and tech company can
handle raw material price hikes.
Capping the gains, retailers are down 1.1% with
Zalando falling to the bottom of the STOXX after
disappointing Q2 results.
In the UK, London’s FTSE 100 eases, weighed by heavyweight
bank stocks, ahead of BoE’s rate meeting.
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